For Lieberman, Jerusalem's Mayoral Race Has Become a High-stakes Political Test

Avigdor Lieberman is so obsessed with Jerusalem’s mayoral race that he has invented his own candidate, hitched his wagon to the Haredim, and defied his pal the prime minister. Meanwhile, Benjamin Netanyahu is in a great mood.

It’s not the peace process, not the release of Palestinian prisoners, not the legislation referred to as the “governability law,” not the...